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Liftoff inks $5 mln Series A

Liftoff Inc, a mobile app marketing and retargeting platform, has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Michael Dearing of Harrison Metal and Fred Warren of Sage Venture Partners.

SolarWinds buys VC-backed Librato

SolarWinds has acquired Librato, a San Francisco-based cloud monitoring company, for $40 million in cash. Librato’s backers include Baseline Ventures, Harrison Metal and Cowboy Ventures.

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San Francisco savings start-up Digit nabs $2.5 mln

Digit has raised $2.5 million in seed funding, the firm announced in a blog post on its site. Baseline Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Freestyle Capital, Upside Partnership, Google Ventures, Operative Capital, Garry Tan and Alexis Ohanian. Also, Digit has named Dan Manges, Randy Reddig, Sharda Caro-del-Castillo and Tom Brown as advisors. Based in San Francisco, Digit is a service that automates people’s savings. To read more about the funding, visit here.

 

Email marketing startup Sendwithus bags $2.3 mln

According to a blog post on its site, Sendwithus has raised $2.3 million in funding. Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures led the round with participation from other investors that included Initialized Capital, SV Angel, Maiden Lane and Acequia Capital. Based in San Francisco and Victoria, British Columbia, Sendwithus is an email marketing startup. To read more about the funding, visit here.

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BVP leads Series B round for PagerDuty

PagerDuty, a San Francisco-based provider of operations performance management solutions, said Thursday that it has closed $27.2 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from return backers Andreessen Horowitz, Baseline Ventures and Harrison Metal. In addition to the funding, Trevor Oelschig, a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, has been added to PagerDuty’s board of directors.

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Norwest Venture Partners leads Series B round for Threadflip

Threadflip said Wednesday that it has raised $13 million in Series B funding. Norwest Venture Partners led the round with participation from previous backers Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. Based in San Francisco, Threadflip is a fashion marketplace for women.

Career-building company Gild raises Series B

San Francisco-based Gild, which uses predictive technology to provide career counseling services, has raised $13.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Menlo Ventures and included Draper Nexus and existing investors Baseline Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, SAP Ventures, Correlation Ventures and Mark Kvamme of Drive Capital. The company has now raised $27 million since it was launched in 2012.

Piqora closes Series A

Piqora, a marketing and analytics business for visual social networks Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr, among others, has closed a Series A investment of $7.7 million led by DFJ. Freestyle Capital, Baseline Ventures, Lazerow Ventures, Firebolt Ventures and Altos Ventures also participated, bringing total financing to over $11 million to date.

Apiary secures $1.6m funding

Apiary, an API design platform company, has secured $1.63 million in seed funding led by Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures. The funding will be used to expand the company’s engineering division to keep up with rising customer demand.

Gild Appoints to Advisory Board

Gild has appointed Steve Cadigan to its advisory board. Cadigan is former VP of Talent at LinkedIn and current advisor at Cadigan Ventures to the Gild Advisory Board. Launched in 2011, Gild is backed by Globespan Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures, and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Gild Closes $8m Series A

Tech hiring business Gild has closed a Series A financing totaling $8 million. The funding was led by Steve Anderson of Baseline Ventures, with participation from SAP Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, and Silicon Valley investor Mark Kvamme, an original investor in LinkedIn.

Crashlytics Joins Forces with Twitter

Big data solution provider Crashlytics is merging with Twitter. The company is backed by Flybridge Capital Partners and Baseline Ventures and closed its most recent funding round in April.

Threadflip Launches with $1.6m Seed Funding

Fashion start-up Threadflip has launched securing $1.6 million seed funding led by First Round Capital and Baseline Ventures. Additional investors in the round include Dave Morin from Slow Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Greylock Discovery Fund and Andreessen Horowitz Seed Fund. Kent Goldman from First Round Capital joins the company’s board of directors. PRESS RELEASE Threadflip launches […]

New name and Funds for Machine Zone

Machine Zone, a Silicon Valley mobile social games startup formerly known as Addmired, has raised $8 million in Series B funding from Menlo Ventures. This follows a $5.3 million Series A investment from Anthos Capital and Baseline Ventures less than a year ago. PRESS RELEASE Machine Zone, Inc., the successful Silicon Valley mobile social games […]

TastemakerX Raises $1.8 Mln

TastemakerX has raised $1.8 million in funding. Investors include Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures, AOL Ventures and Tekton Ventures. The company has also attracted Internet and music industry advisors John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Ian Rogers, Paul Bricault and Ted Rheingold and angel investors Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Michael Kassan and Mike McGinley. TastemakerX is […]

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